Biker's Bliss Chopta Day 3

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24th Jan 2015
Photo of Biker's Bliss Chopta Day 3 by Jaiveer Yadav
Day 3

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A surprise waited for us in the morning.

Gentle snowfall in the morning

Photo of Chopta, Uttarakhand, India by Jaiveer Yadav

That was the first time I saw live snowfall. We were all out in a flash when we heard about snowfall. Within no time we were on our way to Chandrashila, amidst heavy snowfalls and our path all covered with snow.

When the road is covered with snow but you are hell bent to reach at your destination

Photo of Biker's Bliss Chopta Day 3 by Jaiveer Yadav

We started slow. Everything was covered with snow. The path, tree canopy, the bench, the lighting pole and any other thing which we can imagine. They looked wonderful. Occasionally a strong wind would blow and the snow from the leaves would fall on the ground.

In the search of white-walkers

Photo of Biker's Bliss Chopta Day 3 by Jaiveer Yadav

The snowfall increased with the height. But, we kept walking. We wanted to reach the Tunghnath Chandrashila temple.

Photo of Biker's Bliss Chopta Day 3 by Jaiveer Yadav

Finally, we reached a point where snow covered till our thighs and it was impossible to walk any further. The temple was in our sight but we couldn't go any further. We were sad but decided to descend.

This was once a hamlet

Photo of Tungnath Temple, Chopta, Uttarakhand, India by Jaiveer Yadav

Wilderness and black and white

Photo of Tungnath Temple, Chopta, Uttarakhand, India by Jaiveer Yadav

It was fun while descending. We almost skated back. We slipped too at times but it was fun. The flip side was that our clothes became wet and we were shivering with cold when we finally reached our room.

Photo of Biker's Bliss Chopta Day 3 by Jaiveer Yadav

We changed our clothes and had soup and food near the hearth. We then started back for Dugalbitta.

Some action on snow

Photo of Biker's Bliss Chopta Day 3 by Jaiveer Yadav

We were not lucky while descending and had to walk all the way to Dugalbitta.

Photo of Biker's Bliss Chopta Day 3 by Jaiveer Yadav
Photo of Biker's Bliss Chopta Day 3 by Jaiveer Yadav

At Dugalbitta, we found our bikes covered with snow. We had some tea and cleaned the bikes.

While we were away, this happened to our bikes

Photo of Duggal Bittha, Uttarakhand, India by Jaiveer Yadav

Finally, we departed from Dugalbitta at around 12 in the noon and sped our bikes all the way to Devprayag by almost 6 pm. But, then the unexpected happened. First, the one bike, then the other and soon all, ran out of petrol, all thanks to our miserliness and wrong estimation.

However, that was a different experience to learn from. We pushed our bikes in nights, stole some petrol from the bikes of other people(don't judge us, we were left with no other options and we only took that much which was required) and took the lift from fellow passengers to go to Rishikesh and fetch petrol. All in all, we did anything which was required.

We finally reached Rishikesh by 11 pm. We returned the bikes and took the bus for our college.

That was it. I hope you enjoyed the journey.

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